curated by Marta Kiš & Karla Pudar
50 years after Dušan Vukotić won an Oscar for his animated film - Surrogate, Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU), together with Zagreb Film and Ministry of Culture held a retrospective exhibition of Zagreb School of Animated Film, called Surrogate of Reality.
Half a century long opus of Zagreb School of Animated Film, was divided in two main sections - film screenings and physical drawings (sketches, scenery paintings, plastic film drawings and the Oscar statue). The amount of video material made the entire gallery into a black box, with 'light boxes' separating main screening in chronological order.
In order to form a light box, existing plaster walls had to be adapted. By adding surrogate polystyrene walls, light boxes were created. New boxes were minimal in floor area to potentiate the sense of gallery's oval character. The screening area was filled with modular polystyrene seats above which headphones were placed. The entrance/exit area became readers' corner. It was the most flexible part of the display because it often hosted events such as children workshops and discussion groups. In this way the exhibition changed from a static display into a dynamic event.